Insect Conservation: A Handbook of Approaches and Methods

  title={Insect Conservation: A Handbook of Approaches and Methods},
  author={Michael John Samways and Melodie A. McGeoch and Tim R New},
1. Introducing Insect Conservation 2. Taxonomy and Curation of Insects 3. Designing Sampling Protocols for Insect Conservation 4. Collecting and Recording Insects 5. Measuring Environmental Variables 6. Estimating Population Size and Condition 7. The Population and the Landscape 8. Ex Situ Conservation: Captive Rearing and Reintroduction Programmes 9. Biodiversity and Assemblage Studies 10. Studying Insects in the Changing Environment Useful software in insect ecology and conservation Glossary… 
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